Summer Abroad Costa Rica - Courses

Costa Rican Communities

UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. Students will earn 8* quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.


Chicana/o Studies (CHI) 125S - Draft Syllabus (PDF)

Chicana/o Studies (CHI) 198 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)


The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

To get a general idea of a typical day during the program, download a copy of the syllabus above to see how Professor Flores structured the classes and field trips. 


Chicano/a Studies 125S - Latino Families in the Age of Globalization: Migration and Transculturation (4 units).  

Impact of globalization on Latino families in the American continent. Relationships of political structure, economics and family. Intimate partner violence, child maltreatment and alcohol/drug abuse in contemporary Latino families. Offered in a Spanish speaking country. (This course is taught in English).


Chicano/a Studies 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP grading only)

There are no prerequisites for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.